Sunday, January 19, 2014

Song Lyric Sunday

The other day L asked me to 'sing that song about Jesus we sang at church'.  Wow kid, way to narrow it down! Needless to say I had no idea which one she meant.  Then the other day at Messy Church (that was awesome and needs a post all on its own) she was excited to tell me 'This is the song!'

I also really like this one so I decided it was a good choice to write about here. It reminds me of Philippians 3:12 "...but I press on to take hold of that for which Jesus Christ took hold of me."

I know many people are picking a word or theme for the year to help them focus and set goals (grace, joy, trust, etc).  Somehow a year seems like a big commitment to me.  How about a theme for the month, or part of a month remaining?

Take Hold.  Take hold and really live.  Try to get out of the habit of being a spectator in my own life.  Be truly involved in my family, my work, my life.  I will try to take hold, and I will probably hum this song for the next few weeks as I try to meditate on this idea.

My One Comfort

by Dustin Kensrue

My one comfort both in life and death
Is that I am not my own

I was bought with blood and I confess
I belong to you alone

By the Father's good decree
Jesus, you've delivered me
By your Spirit set me free
To follow you

Jesus, you have taken hold of me
And in your grip of grace I'm finally free